Hewlett-Packard has taken the biggest consumer electronic fair CES 2015 as a platform to launch two cute compact Windows PCs – HP Stream Mini and Pavilion Mini at an unbelievable price. These two, which work on the Windows 8.1, seem like a creation to compete with the wave of much hyped-up Chromebooks and ChromeBox (works on ChromeOS). The PCs, which look more like a lunchbox than a PC at first sight, are only 2″ tall and weighs mere 1.6 pounds.
This tiny soothing blue nettop packs in 1.4GHz Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of solid state storage, and last-gen 802.11n Wi-Fi, but there are very many ports on tap. Not just that, but four USB 3.0 ports (two front, two back), an SD card slot, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0 a 3.5mm headset jack round out the connectivity suite, and the machine comes with a USB keyboard and mouse and a $25 Windows Store giftcard.
Given that the storage capacity is small, a 2-year, 200GB subscription to OneDrive also comes along with it. Though not very powerful, the Haswell variety processor makes it more powerful than the 2.16 GHz Bay Trail chip in the Stream laptop. This whole tiny little power-packed performance comes at $180 without burning a hole in ones wallet.
For $320 Pavilion Mini that looks identical to except for the color white comes as a bigger and package with a 1.7GHz processor, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. capability to increase those specs to a Core i3, 1TB of storage, and 8GB of RAM are its few other add-ons. These shrunken PCs are available online on 14th January ’15 and at retails on 8th February ’15. Global release is still unknown.
The HPs Stream Mini and Pavilion Mini are definitely power packed best bargain to beat. Watch out Chromebooks!